20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Golden hour sunset on Saguaro Cactus skeleton

The Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona has a great diversity of Cacti. This arid climate also leaves behind the dead, fibrous cacti skeleton. Walking one evening through this landscape the late evening, golden light fell upon this skeleton and lit up the fibrous remains with a warm, golden light.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Tucson, Az, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R
Copyright: © Mark Archibald